Edinburgh Festival Campsite Location

and how to get here...

Address: The West Gate, Hallyards Rd, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh. EH28 8NB

The Edinburgh Festival Campsite is situated at The Royal Highland Centre on the west side of Edinburgh, located next to Edinburgh Airport, within minutes of the M8 and M9 and in easy reach of the city centre.

Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/airport roundabout, one of the main routes into the city.

Find out how to get here by clicking a button below, or just scrolling through all the options…

BY ROAD

The Edinburgh Festival Campsite at The Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/Airport roundabout, one of the main routes into the city.

 

Access to The Edinburgh Festival Campsite is from A8/Airport roundabout on to Glasgow Road. From there signposts provide directions into the campsite car park on the road just before Hallyards Road.

 

If using GOOGLE MAPS, put in “Edinburgh Festival Camping” to find us.

 

DO NOT USE POSTCODE for SATNAV or MAPS APPS – it covers too wide an area.

 

MAP IF DRIVING FROM THE EAST / EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

 

Driving to Edinburgh Festival Camping from East - Edinburgh City Centre


MAP IF DRIVING FROM THE WEST / GLASGOW

 

Driving to Edinburgh Festival Camping from West - Glasgow

BY AIR

Edinburgh Festival Camping is situated within the Royal Highland Centre adjacent to Edinburgh Airport. It’s a 20 minute walk from the airport if you haven’t too many bags, or a 5 min taxi ride.

 

MAP OF WALKING ROUTE FROM AIRPORT TO CAMPSITE

 

Walking route from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Festival Camping Map

 

Getting a Taxi from the airport

Tell the taxi driver to go to the West Gate of The Royal Highland Centre, on Hallyards Road. Tell them to drive past the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and follow the road around to the left into Hallyard Rd. The fare should be about £4 and no more than £5…

BY RAIL

There are 2 main stations in Edinburgh which you might arrive at. Below are instructions from both Waverley and Haymarket stations.

 

Getting here from Edinburgh Waverley Station

 

Taxi

The easiest (especially if you have a lot of luggage) but most expensive option. You could get a taxi from the station and tell them the address: Edinburgh Festival Camping, West Gate (on Hallyards Rd), Royal Highland Centre. You could try UBER in Edinburgh…. Fare should be £18 – £25 depending on time of day and traffic.

 

Bus

There are a lot of buses which run to the nearest stop for Edinburgh Festival Camping. There is an 800m walk to the campsite from the safest bus stop (Ratho Station). There is a slightly earlier / nearer bus stop (opp. Ingliston Showground, 600m walk to the campsite) which we don’t advise to get off at as you would have to cross a busy dual carriageway.

 

When arriving at Waverley between 5am and 11.45pm (DAY/EVENING)
  • From Princes Street bus stop PQ (2 min walk) –  20, 21, 22, 38, 38A,  (FIRST) operate between 5.45am and 11.20pm regularly- COST = £1.60. Get off at Ratho Station.
  • From Princes Street bus stop PU (8 min walk) – 900, 909 (CITYLINK to GLASGOW) operate between 5am and 11.50pm regularly – COST = £2.70. Get off at Ratho Station.
  • There are 2 LATE NIGHT BUSES which go to Ratho Station. 900 or 909 CITY LINK to GLASGOW. They leave at 0130 and 0300 from North St David Street.

DO NOT GET ON ANY LOTHIAN BUSES numbered 20, 21, 22 or 38 – these will take you to a shopping centre (Gyle), NOT Edinburgh Festival Camping – you have been warned!

 

When arriving at Waverley between 12am and 4am (NIGHT)
  • From Princes Street bus stop PP (2 min walk) – N22 (LOTHIAN) operates between 12am and 4am (every 30 mins) – COST = £3 – TELL DRIVER TO STOP AT “BEFORE EASTFIELD RD ROUNDABOUT / INGLISTON PARK AND RIDE)
  • There are 2 LATE NIGHT BUSES which go to Ratho Station. 900 or 909 CITY LINK to GLASGOW. They leave at 0130 and 0300 from North St David Street.

 

N.B. There is a 100AIRLINK (LOTHIAN) which runs from Waverley Station day and night. It is the most expensive bus (£4.50) with the biggest walk at the end. The best stop is “Opposite The Hilton Airport Hotel” and from there it is a 1 mile walk to the campsite. We recommend using any of the other options before using this one.

 

Click here for Bus Stop Location Maps (from further down this page)


Getting here from Edinburgh Haymarket Station

 

Taxi

The easiest (especially if you have a lot of luggage) but most expensive option. You could get a taxi from the station and tell them the address: Edinburgh Festival Camping, West Gate (on Hallyards Rd), Royal Highland Centre. You could try UBER in Edinburgh…. Fare should be £13 – £17 depending on time of day and traffic.

 

Bus

There are a lot of buses which run to the nearest stop for Edinburgh Festival Camping. There is an 800m walk to the campsite from the safest bus stop (Ratho Station). There is a slightly earlier / nearer bus stop (opp. Ingliston Showground, 600m walk to the campsite) which we don’t advise to get off at as you would have to cross a busy dual carriageway.

 

When arriving at Haymarket between 5am and 12am (DAY/EVENING)
  • From Haymarket bus stop HH (1 min walk) –  20, 21, 22, 38, 38A,  (FIRST) operate between 5.45am and 11.20pm regularly- COST = £1.60. Get off at Ratho Station.
  • From Haymarket bus stop HH (1 min walk) – 900, 909 (CITYLINK) operate between 5am and 11.50pm regularly – COST = £2.70. Get off at Ratho Station.

DO NOT GET ON ANY LOTHIAN BUSES numbered 20, 21, 22 or 38 – these will take you to a shopping centre (Gyle), NOT Edinburgh Festival Camping – you have been warned!

 

When arriving at Haymarket between 12am and 4am (NIGHT)
  • From Haymarket bus stop HH (1 min walk) – N22 (LOTHIAN) operates between 12am and 4am (every 30 mins) – COST = £3 – TELL DRIVER TO STOP AT “BEFORE EASTFIELD RD ROUNDABOUT / INGLISTON PARK AND RIDE)
  • There are 2 LATE NIGHT BUSES which go to Ratho Station. 900 or 909 CITY LINK to GLASGOW. They leave at 0138 and 0308.

 

N.B. There is a 100AIRLINK (LOTHIAN) which runs from Haymarket Station day and night. It is the most expensive bus (£4.50) with the biggest walk at the end. The best stop is “Opposite The Hilton Airport Hotel” and from there it is a 1 mile walk to the campsite. We recommend using any of the other options before using this one.

BY BUS

 

From Edinburgh City Centre:

 

Buses operate to Edinburgh Festival Camping 24 hours a day.

The safest stop for Edinburgh Festival Camping from Edinburgh City Centre is an 800m walk to the campsite (Ratho Station). There is a slightly earlier / nearer bus stop (opp. Ingliston Showground, 600m walk to the campsite) which we don’t advise to get off at as you would have to cross a busy dual carriageway.

 

Between 5am and 11.45pm use the following buses:
  • From Princes Street bus stop PQ or PX –  20, 21, 22, 38, 38A,  (FIRST) operate between 5.45am and 11.20pm regularly- COST = £1.60. Get off at Ratho Station.
  • From Princes Street bus stop PU – 900, 909 (CITYLINK) operate between 5am and 11.50pm regularly – COST = £2.70. Get off at Ratho Station.

DO NOT GET ON ANY LOTHIAN BUSES numbered 20, 21, 22 or 38 – these will take you to a shopping centre (Gyle), NOT Edinburgh Festival Camping – you have been warned!

 

Between 12am and 4am use the following buses (NIGHT)
  • There are 2 LATE NIGHT BUSES which go to Ratho Station. 900 or 909 CITY LINK to GLASGOW. They leave at 0130 and 0300 from North St David St.
  • From Princes Street bus stop PP (2 min walk) – N22 (LOTHIAN) operates between 12am and 4am (every 30 mins) – COST = £3 – TELL DRIVER TO STOP AT “BEFORE EASTFIELD RD ROUNDABOUT / INGLISTON PARK AND RIDE)

 

N.B. There is a 100AIRLINK (LOTHIAN) which runs from Waverley Station day and night. It is the most expensive bus (£4.50) with the biggest walk at the end. The best stop is “Opposite The Hilton Airport Hotel” and from there it is a 1 mile walk to the campsite. We recommend using any of the other options before using this one.

USEFUL LINKS AND APPS

 

First Scotland Mobile Ticketing and Journey Planner: Available on Apple Store and Google Play

Lothian Mobile Ticketing and Journey Planner (for Trams and Buses): Available on Apple Store and Google Play

First Scotland Website

First Scotland Timetable for 20, 21, 22, 38

City Link Website

City Link Timetable for 900, 909

Lothian Website

EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE BUS STOP LOCATION MAPS

Princes Street Bus Stops PX and PU for Edinburgh Festival Camping
Princes Street Bus Stops PX and PU
Princes Street Bus Stops PQ and PP
Princes Street Bus Stops PQ and PP

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL CAMPING BUS STOP LOCATION MAPS

Walking route between Ratho Station Bus Stop and Edinburgh Festival Camping
Walking route between Ratho Station Bus Stop and Edinburgh Festival Camping
Walking route between N22 Night Bus Stop and Edinburgh Festival Camping
Walking route between N22 Night Bus Stop and Edinburgh Festival Camping

BY TRAM

 

Probably the easiest way to get to Edinburgh Festival Camping by public transport is by using Edinburgh’s shiny new tram service. Trams run throughout the day from 6am to midnight. Running every 8 – 10 minutes Mon – Sat, and 12 – 15 minutes on a Sunday. Single ticket = £1.60. You can pick up the tram at several city centre stops:

 

  • West End – Princes St
  • Princes St (opp. H&M)
  • St. Andrew’s Square

 

Make sure you get on one HEADING TOWARDS THE AIRPORT.

 

GET OFF AT INGLISTON PARK AND RIDE – the Edinburgh Festival Camping site is then an approx. 15-20 minute walk away.

 

Full Edinburgh Tram Information and Timetables

Edinburgh City Centre Tram Stop Map
Edinburgh City Centre Tram Stop Map
Walking route between Ingliston Park and Ride Tram and Edinburgh Festival Camping
Walking route between Ingliston Park and Ride Tram and Edinburgh Festival Camping

BY TAXI

The easiest (especially if you have a lot of luggage) but generally the most expensive option (although can work out reasonable for a group). You can pick up taxis anywhere in the City Centre and tell them the address: Edinburgh Festival Camping, West Gate (on Hallyards Rd), Royal Highland Centre.

 

You could also try UBER in Edinburgh…. Fare should be £18 – £25 depending on time of day and traffic.

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